Garage door replacing always costs you a lot amount of money. Truly saying, this make you concern a lot about the type of garage door, its style, the material of garage door and also the manufacturers. Liftmaster is a reliable garage door manufacturer that is recommended by many experts in home improvement field and construction. The out – standing products I can named here are Liftmaster 3800 and Liftmaster 8500. You can visit our website to read reviews of the two mentioned above garage doors. The concern about manufacturers is solved. Now we continue with other concerns about garage door replacing.
- Kind of garage door you should buy
What you should know about garage door replacing first is the kinds of garage doors. Tilt – up doors and sectional roll – up garage doors are two main and popular designs of garage door. In terms of price, sectional roll – up garage door costs much more money than the tilt – up garage door. However, the gap of price you have to pay is worth.
A single panel material is included in tilt – up garage door. When you open the door, this single panel is pulled out, pivoted up and slide long the roof of the garage. Meanwhile, a sectional garage door consists of a lot of horizontal sections. Every section is hinged to each other that allow the flexibility of the garage door to work at the best level. Rollers mount to the door. As a result, it operates along the theory that when you open the garage door, the door is lifted up and rolled into the place long the roof of your garage. This type of operation allows house owners to park their car close to the door and save the floor space to use for other purposes.
Despite the advantages of tilt – garage door, in comparison with sectional roll – up garage door, it is still worse. In practices, sectional roll – up garage door takes a little space because the space in front the door is saved. Besides, the space inside your garage near the door is also used for many other storing aims. It is because the position of sectional roll – up garage door is higher than that of tilt – up garage door.
- Material of the garage door
Common materials to make garage door are wood, steel and fiber glass. Most of garage doors are made of steel and wood. Among the two materials, steel is much more expensive than wood but wooden garage door provides you with more options of looks and colors. However, you should put your choice of type of garage door under high consideration. If you want to use a wooden garage door, you need to make a small fund for garage door repair and maintenance. It is because a wooden garage door is not able to stand for regular changes of weather including heat and moisture variation. Your wooden garage door is easy to be harmed by weather change. I think the price of a steel garage door is worth because its durability and look is extremely good. It is sure that your steel garage door will not suffer from the problems like that of a wooden garage door. Even though, you should bear in mind to check whether the steel garage door is prepared to prevent rust.
As I mentioned above, fiber glass is also one of some popular materials to make garage door. Besides, aluminum is also a new material to make garage door. However, both of two new and modern materials are not as strong as steel. As a result, they are cheaper than garage doors made of steel. I am quite into garage door made of fiber glass. It makes the garage look so elegant. You can stand outside and look through the fiber glass door to see your garage door; therefore, it is necessary to keep your garage door organized and tidy or else you will make your garage a shame of yourself. Besides, you also have to clean your fiber glass door regularly so that it always looks good.
- Garage door maintaining methods
If you often apply maintaining methods for the interior of your house, you should give the same concern about your exterior parts. In order to help your garage door not to be out of order and work bad, you should do periodic maintaining methods to your garage door in particular and your garage in general. Keeping the overall work of your garage is saving the value of your house. It is said by experts in home improvement field that garage door look directly have effect on your house look and its value.
Regularly being washed is one of the fundamental and simple ways to keep your garage door look good and work smoothly. The frequency of washing is different from the materials that manufacturer use to make the door. The frequency of washing when you use a fiber glass garage door is highest. For steel garage door, it seems to be the lowest. In case, you use a wooden garage door, you should not use a too – wet cleansing tool to wash it. It might damage your door if the moisture is too high. If your garage door is a wooden door, you even need to repaint it in a period of a year or even shorter period of time. It is to give your wooden garage door a protective layer. If your garage door is made of steel, you can use car wax to clean and wash it. To protect all moving parts of your garage door and your garage door in long – term, they all need lubricating when they are sluggish.
- Safety consideration
In many reports, children are the most popular injurers who are injured by accidents related to garage doors. Children are so curious about new things so that they play with garage door opener and some of them are attacked by the door. Therefore, to avoid the same accidents like this, you should place the open button of your garage door or its remote out of children’s reach.